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Siege on Gaza must be lifted: Saudi FM

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The siege on Gaza must be lifted, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said at an urgent meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Wednesday.

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Prince Faisal said the international community must take a responsible stance to protect the Palestinians in Gaza.

We stress the necessity of delivering aid to Gaza to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe, he added.

He said that the international community must work to achieve a comprehensive and just peace in the Middle East.

We stress the necessity of establishing a Palestinian state, added Prince Faisal.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki described at the meeting the strike on the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza as a “deliberate” Israeli attack.

Al-Maliki said that Israel’s “war machine” had killed over 1,300 children in Gaza, and slammed the international community that does nothing but “count the number of victims in Gaza.”

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